Minor Leagues - News
The dark side of the MLS rookie experience (part 3 of 4)
Coming out of the nurturing confines of college ball and tossed straight into the cutthroat world of professional sports, many rookies struggle to adapt, receiving little more than scant opportunities to prove themselves. If it’s not the daily grind of ...
U.S. Open Cup: Seattle Sounders thrash Chicago Fire in 6-0 semifinal beating
Andy Rose and Kenny Cooper each tallied two goals as the Seattle Sounders soundly defeated the Chicago Fire 6-0 at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Washington in their Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup semifinal on Wednesday evening. Cooper is the leading goalscorer in this year's U.S. Open Cup with six tallies.
Union due: Philadelphia nip FC Dallas on PKs to book place in US Open Cup final
Goalkeeper Zac MacMath came up with two saves in a penalty-kick shootout to lead the Philadelphia Union to a 4-3 shootout victory against FC Dallas in the semifinals of the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas on Tuesday night. The Union will now host the U.S. Open Cup Final at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania.
A heavyweight departs: Bob Palmeiro ‘forced out’ of US Youth Soccer Region I director po...
Bob Palmeiro led US Youth Soccer's Region I for more than a quarter-century, and during that time he's presided over major growth in membership numbers, Olympic Development Program offerings and selective competitions like the Region I Premier League. But suddenly and quietly, Palmeiro stepped down last month from the post he held for so long, and with little in the way of public explanation.
U.S. Open Cup first round in the books, second round set for May 14
The PDL's Western Mass. Pioneers scored three goals in a 10-minute span and four goals total in the second half to defeat Mass Premier Soccer (USASA) 4-1 at Lusitano Stadium in Ludlow, Massachusetts, to open the 101st edition of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup kicks off May 7
The competition format and pairings for the first two rounds of the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup are set with the largest field in the tournament's modern era (1995-present), kicking off on May 7 with eight matches.
San Diego Flash celebrate U.S. Open Cup return after 13-year gap: “This is a big deal”
It was a long time coming, but the San Diego Flash’s return to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup for the 2014 tournament is just the start of what the team hope will be a steady rise to the top levels of soccer in the United States. Currently playing in the Natio...
Missouri Comets ambush Baltimore Blast in MISL Championship series opener
The Baltimore Blast traveled to Missouri Friday to play in Game 1 of the Championship series. Baltimore ended the night with a 15-8 loss against the Comets, who scored 5 three-point goals. Blast return home on Sunday to play game 2 and potentially game 3, as...
After 50 years away, Chicago’s Schwaben AC make U.S. Open Cup return
When Schwaben AC of Buffalo Grove, Ill. last competed in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, the Summer Olympic Games were hosted in Tokyo, Lyndon Baines Johnson was president and a British band called The Beatles were making waves on this side of the Atlantic with their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. That was 1964, and after a 50-year absence from the competition, Schwaben AC are back for the 2014 edition.
Baltimore Blast pushes past St. Louis Ambush on Friday night
Although putting up a hard fought match until the end, the St. Louis Ambush could not stop the Baltimore Blast’s momentum, who left the arena tonight with their seventh consecutive win of the season. The final score of the game had the Blast ahead 14-2. Baltimore is now 8-2 on the season.
Minor Leagues - Notes & Boasts
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